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Volunteers


Melanesia


Alison Turner

Alison Turner

Alison Turner is on assignment as Ecotourism and Conservation Adviser with Rotokas Ecotourism Association in Bougainville. She will complete her assignment in March 2017.


Andrea Dekrout (Past volunteer)

Andrea Dekrout  (Past volunteer)

Andrea Dekrout worked as a Research and Training Adviser at the Autonomous Bougainville Government's Division of Primary Industry. She completed her assignment in May 2011. View full profile


Anita Langthaller (Past volunteer)

Anita Langthaller (Past volunteer)

Anita Langthaller was working for the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency as Fundraising Adviser, working to diversify short- and long-term funding, to ensure they could continue to deliver services for the people of Bougainville. She completed her assignment in April 2013.


Annabel Norman (Past volunteer)

Annabel Norman (Past volunteer)

Annabel Norman was volunteering as Arts Federation Adviser to the Division of Media and Communication in Buka, Bougainville. She completed her assignment in September 2015. View full profile


Ann Green

Ann Green

Ann is volunteering as a Physiotherapy Trainer with the Arawa Health Centre. She is accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Richard. They will return to New Zealand in January 2017.


Barry Binding

Barry Binding

Barry Binding is working as a Project Management Adviser at the Office of the Regional Commissioner, Arawa, Bougainville. His assignment finishes in December 2012.


Bill Shields (Past volunteer)

Bill Shields (Past volunteer)

Bill Shields is a Management Adviser at the Division of Media and Communication, Buka, Bougainville. He completed his assignment in October 2013. View full profile


Bryn Hickson Rowden (Past volunteer)

Bryn Hickson Rowden (Past volunteer)

Bryn was on UniVol assignment as a Tourism Project Assistant with the Department of Commerce, Directorate of Tourism based in Buka, Bougainville. He completed his assignment in December 2015.


Cameron Griffiths (Past volunteer)

Cameron Griffiths (Past volunteer)

Cameron Griffiths worked as a Records Management Adviser to the Division of Media and Communication, based in Buka. Cameron was accompanied by his partner, Gema. His assignment finished in November in 2013. View full profile


Carole Harris (Past volunteer)

Carole Harris (Past volunteer)

Carole Harris was volunteering as a Library Management Adviser with the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre based in Bougainville. Carole was working within the Community Development sector and completed her assignment in February 2016.


Jared Linnell

Jared Linnell

Jared Linnell is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Communications Assistant for the Bureau of Public Affairs, Media and Communication (ABG) based in Bougainville. He will complete his assignment in December 2016.


Josh Brooks (Past volunteer)

Josh Brooks (Past volunteer)

Josh Brooks was a GIS/Survey Adviser working with the Autonomous Government of Bougainville. He completed his assignment in March 2013. View full profile


Liz Hicks

Liz Hicks

Liz Hicks is volunteering as the Rehabilitation Centre Management Adviser at the Nazareth Rehabilitation Programme in Chabai, Bougainville. She will finish her assignment June 2016. View full profile


Neelum Patel

Neelum Patel

Neelum Patel is one of our UniVols volunteering as a Youth Programme Assistant with Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre based in Bougainville. She will complete her assignment in December 2016.


Nicola Fowlie (Past volunteer)

Nicola Fowlie (Past volunteer)

Nicola Fowlie worked for the Arawa Women’s Centre Lodge as Hospitality and Tourism Assistant, working to improve the Centre's level of service delivery through enhanced customer service and the effective use of a database. She completed her assignment in February 2013. View full profile


Norah Riddick (Past volunteer)

Norah Riddick (Past volunteer)

Norah Riddick worked as a physiotherapist working with Callan Services in Bougainville. She completed her assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Olivia Benton-Guy (Past volunteer)

Olivia Benton-Guy (Past volunteer)

Olivia was on UniVol assignment as Records Management and Archives Assistant for the Division of Media and Communication in Buka, Bougainville. She completed her assignment in December 2015. View full profile


Paul Bedggood (Past volunteer)

Paul Bedggood (Past volunteer)

Paul Bedggood volunteered as an Ecotourism Adviser to the Rotokas Ecotourism Group based in Wakunai, Bougainville. He finished his assignment in May 2015. View full profile


Peter Bellingham

Peter Bellingham

Peter Bellingham is volunteering as a Boat Building Adviser with the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre based in Bougainville. He will complete his assignment in September 2017.


Philippa Robinson (Past volunteer)

Philippa Robinson (Past volunteer)

Philippa Robinson volunteered as Library Management Adviser at the Bougainville Heritage Foundation in Arawa. She completed her assignment in June 2014. View full profile


Pru Wellington (Past volunteer)

Pru Wellington (Past volunteer)

Pru Wellington is a Management Adviser at the Division of Community Development, Buka, Bougainville. She completes her assignment in October 2013. View full profile


Rebecca Vella-King

Rebecca Vella-King

Rebecca Vella-King is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Conservation Liaison Assistant for the Bougainville Bureau for the Environment based in Buka. She will complete her assignment in December 2016.


Richard Green

Richard Green

Richard is volunteering as an Engineering Adviser with Bougainville Earthworks Ltd in Arawa, Bougainville. He is accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Ann. They will return to New Zealand in January 2017.


Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard is volunteering as a Management Adviser to the Division of Local Level Government, based in Buka, Bougainville. He will complete his assignment in March 2017, and is accompanied by his wife, Carole.


Susan Hinkley (past volunteer)

Susan Hinkley (past volunteer)

Susan Hinkley worked as a Legal Adviser at the Nazerath Rehabilitation Centre in Bougainville. Susan was accompanied by her husband Tony. She completed her assignment in December 2010. View full profile


Vasti Venter

Vasti Venter

Vasti Venter is volunteering as an Early Childhood Educator and Management Adviser working with Callan Disability Services based in Buka, Bougainville. She will complete her assignment in September 2016.


Viktoria Degerman (past volunteer)

Viktoria Degerman (past volunteer)

Viktoria Degerman worked as a School Counsellor at Hutjena Secondary School in Bougainville. She completed her assignment in July 2011. View full profile


Joanne Tiszavari

Joanne Tiszavari

Joanne Tiszavari is volunteering as a Family Support Centre Office Management Adviser with the Buka General Hospital in Bougainville. She will complete her assignment in April 2017.


Alan Withy

Alan Withy

Alan Withy is volunteering as a Small Business Management Adviser with the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Sanma Province, Vanuatu. Alan will complete his assignment in June 2016.


Amy van der Burg

Amy van der Burg

Amy is volunteering as a Programme Management Adviser with World Vision Vanuatu, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She is accompanied by her husband, David, and will complete her assignment in January 2017.


Annah Stevens

Annah Stevens

Annah Stevens is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Communications Assistant for the Luganville Municipal Council based in Sanma province, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in December 2016.


Anna Ravendran (past volunteer)

Anna Ravendran (past volunteer)

Anna Ravendran was a Youth Worker on VSA's UniVol programme, working at Wan Smolbag, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in December 2011. View full profile


Charles Lambert

Charles Lambert

Charles Lambert is volunteering as a Business Adviser, based in Sanma Province, Vanuatu. He is accompanied by his wife Robyn and will complete his assignment in October 2017.


Chris Smart (Past volunteer)

Chris Smart (Past volunteer)

Chris Smart was a Business Adviser at the Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives and Business Development Services. He completed his assignment in October 2013. View full profile


Christine Beach

Christine Beach

Christine Beach is volunteering as an Office Management Adviser working with the Department of Biosecurity based in Luganville, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in July 2016.


Christine Schmidli (Past volunteer)

Christine Schmidli (Past volunteer)

Christine Schmidli volunteered as a Curriculum and Training Adviser to the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Luganville, Santo. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Kurt. They finished their assignments in February 2015. View full profile


Claudia Guthrie-Oehlinger

Claudia Guthrie-Oehlinger

Claudia is volunteering as a Literacy Programme Adviser with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, based in Luganville, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in July 2017.


Daria Romanos (Past volunteer)

Daria Romanos (Past volunteer)

Daria Romanos was on UniVol assignment as a Youth Worker at NCYC (Wan Smol Bag) in Luganville, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in December 2015. View full profile


Dianne Hambrook (past volunteer)

Dianne Hambrook (past volunteer)

Dianne Hambrook was a Desktop Publisher and Graphic Design Adviser at Wan Smolbag Theatre, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in March 2012. View full profile


Dianne Hambrook

Dianne Hambrook

Dianne is volunteering as a Tourism Business Development Adviser (Southern Provinces) with the Department of Tourism in Vanuatu. She is accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Keith. This assignment will conclude in June 2016.


Don Miller (past volunteer)

Don Miller (past volunteer)

Don Miller worked as a Farm Support Association Assistant at the Farm Support Association in Vanuatu. Don was accompanied by his partner Helen who had recently completed a two year VSA assignment with Vanuatu Eli Jaelhud Asosiesen. He completed his assignment in December 2010. View full profile


Jade Boixo (Past volunteer)

Jade Boixo (Past volunteer)

Jade Boixo volunteered as a Learning and Development Support Officer working for Save the Children Australia in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in February 2014. View full profile


Janesha Bhana (Past volunteer)

Janesha Bhana (Past volunteer)

Janesha was volunteering as Clinical Support Coordinator to the Churches of Christ Medical Santo, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in December 2015.


Jane Wright (Past volunteer)

Jane Wright (Past volunteer)

Jane volunteered as Tourism Business Development Adviser with the Department of Tourism in Lakatoro, Vanuatu. She was accompanied by her partner, Karlos Paisley. They returned to New Zealand in January 2016. View full profile


Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy is volunteering as a Market Adviser to the Vanuatu Agricultural Research & Technical Centre (VARTC). He is accompanied by his wife, Louise. He will complete his assignment in July 2016.


Jesse Summers

Jesse Summers

Jesse Summers is volunteering as a Qualifications Policy Adviser for the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority based in Port Vila. She will complete her assignment in April 2018


Jill Greenhalgh

Jill Greenhalgh

Jill Greenhalgh is volunteering as a Research/Information Adviser with the Farm Support Association based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in June 2016. View full profile


Joan Middlemiss

Joan Middlemiss

Joan Middlemiss is volunteering as a School Management Adviser with the Anglican Church of Melanesia based in Luganville, Vanuatu. She is accompanied by her husband, Peter and they will return to New Zealand in March, 2018.


Julia Rahui

Julia Rahui

Julia Rahui is volunteering as an Administration and Events Assistant with Further Arts based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in February 2017.


Karen Henry (Past volunteer)

Karen Henry (Past volunteer)

Karen Henry was a Tourism Business Adviser with the Department of Tourism, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in May 2012. View full profile


Karen Roberts (Past volunteer)

Karen Roberts (Past volunteer)

Karen volunteered as Programme Manager and Disability Adviser with CARE International, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She was accompanied by her husband, Ron and they returned to New Zealand in June 2015.


Karlos Paisley (Past volunteer)

Karlos Paisley (Past volunteer)

Karlos Paisley was volunteering as an ICT Systems Utilisation Advisor for the Department of Tourism, based in Lakatoro in Malekula, Vanuatu. He completed his assignment in October 2016. View full profile


Kate Burry (Past volunteer)

Kate Burry (Past volunteer)

Kate was on UniVol assignment as a Youth Worker with the Northern Care Youth Centre in Santo, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in February 2016.


Kay Clarke

Kay Clarke

Kay Clarke is volunteering as a Tourism Business Development Adviser with the Department of Tourism based in Santo, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in September 2017.


Keith Hambrook (Past volunteer)

Keith Hambrook (Past volunteer)

Keith Hambrook was an Art Programme Adviser at the Department of Correctional Services, Vanuatu. He completed his assignment in June 2013. View full profile


Keith Hambrook

Keith Hambrook

Keith is volunteering as Arts Direction Adviser with Further Arts, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He is accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Dianne. He will complete his assignment in June 2016.


Kurt Schmidli (Past volunteer)

Kurt Schmidli (Past volunteer)

Kurt Schmidli volunteered as Business and Marketing Adviser for the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Luganville, Santo. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Christine. They completed their assignments in February 2015. View full profile


Linda Bennie (Past volunteer)

Linda Bennie (Past volunteer)

Linda Bennie was a Hospitality Trainer and Adviser with the Sanma Provincial Tourism Association, Vanuatu. Linda was accompanied by her husband and fellow VSA volunteer, Jim. She completed her assignment in January 2014.


Mandy Brown (Past volunteer)

Mandy Brown (Past volunteer)

Mandy Brown was a Tourism Research and Development Assistant on VSA's UniVol programme, working at the Department of Tourism, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in December 2011.


Margarette Cantwell (Past volunteer)

Margarette Cantwell was a Pre School Coordinator at Vanuatu Eli Jaelhud Asosiesen. She completed her assignment in September 2010.


Maryann Pratt (Past volunteer)

Maryann was on a short-term two-month assignment as Pre-School Assessment Adviser with the Malampa Provincial Education Office in Malekula, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in November 2013.


Matthew Potts (Past volunteer)

Matthew Potts (Past volunteer)

Matthew Potts was a Youth Worker on VSA's UniVol programme, working at the Northern Care Youth Clinic (NCYC), Vanuatu. He completed his assignment in December 2012.


Mattie Geary Nichol (Past volunteer)

Mattie Geary Nichol (Past volunteer)

Mattie Geary Nichol was a Youth Worker on VSA's UniVol programme, working at Wan Smolbag, Vanuatu. She completed her assignment in December 2011.


Max Honey (Past volunteer)

Max Honey (Past volunteer)

Max Honey was on UniVol assignment as a Youth Worker with Northern Care Youth Clinic in Luganville. He completed his assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Mereana Mills (Past volunteer)

Mereana Mills (Past volunteer)

Mereana was a Strategic Plan Development Adviser with the Department of Tourism, Vanuatu. She was accompanied by her husband Wayne who was also on assignment with VSA. She completed her assignment in December 2013.


Michelle Levy

Michelle Levy

Michelle Levy is volunteering as a Scholarship Policy and Management Adviser with the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training. She will complete her assignment in September 2017.


Michelle Main (Past volunteer)

Michelle Main was a Youth Adviser on VSA’s UniVol programme, working at Wan Smolbag Theatre. She completed her assignment in December 2010.


Murray Lloyd

Murray Lloyd

Murray Lloyd is volunteering as a Photography and Video Trainer with Further Arts, based in Santo, Vanuatu. He is accompanied by his partner and fellow volunteer, Fiona Morris. He will complete his assignment in May 2017.


Natasha Lewis (Past volunteer)

Natasha Lewis (Past volunteer)

Natasha Lewis was a Waste Management Adviser, working at the Sanma Provincial Council and Luganville Municipal Council. She completed her assignment in January 2013.


Nick Kalafatelis (Past volunteer)

Nick Kalafatelis (Past volunteer)

Nick was volunteering as a Tourism Marketing Adviser (Social Media) with the Vanuatu Tourism Office, based in Port Vila. He completed his assignment in May 2016.


Pepe Robertson (Past volunteer)

Pepe Robertson was a Pre School Coordinator at Vanuatu Eli Jaelhud Asosiesen. She completed her assignment in September 2012.


Petrina Hibben

Petrina Hibben

Petrina Hibben is volunteering as a Business Development Adviser for the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is accompanied by her husband Stephen and they will return to New Zealand in April 2017.


Richard Robyns (Past volunteer)

Richard Robyns (Past volunteer)

Richard Robyns is volunteering as a Curriculum Development Adviser with the Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centre, based in Port Vila. He is accompanied by his partner, Elena Procuta. They returned to New Zealand in May 2015


Simon Donald (Past volunteer)

Simon Donald (Past volunteer)

Simon Donald volunteered as a Disaster Communications Adviser for the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He completed his assignment in February 2014. View full profile


Steffen Gnatzy (Past volunteer)

Steffen Gnatzy (Past volunteer)

Steffen Gnatzy was a Business Adviser at the Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives and Business Development Services, based in Lakatoro, Malekula, Vanuatu. Steffen was accompanied by his wife, Dagmar. He completed his assignment in March 2015. View full profile


Stephanie O'Dea (Past volunteer)

Stephanie O’Dea was a Youth Adviser on VSA’s UniVol programme, working at Wan Smolbag Theatre. She completed her assignment in December 2010.


Stephen Soole

Stephen Soole

Stephen Soole is volunteering as a Agricultural Association Adviser for the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is accompanied by his wife Carolyn Soole and will complete his assignment in January 2018.


Tagan Paul

Tagan Paul

Tagan Paul is volunteering as a Data and Communications Assistant with the National Disaster Management Office, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in September 2016.


Vic Hewson (past volunteer)

Vic Hewson (past volunteer)

Vic Hewson was a School Managment Coach working with the Ministry of Education. He completed his assignment in March 2012. View full profile


Wayne Mills (Past volunteer)

Wayne Mills (Past volunteer)

Wayne Mills was a Systems Strengthening Officer in the State (Police) Prosecutions Department in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He was accompanied by his partner Mereana Mills who was also on assignment with VSA. Wayne completed his assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Wendy Griffin

Wendy Griffin

Wendy Griffin is volunteering as a Pre-school Assessment Adviser to the Vanuatu Ministry of Education, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She will complete her assignment in August 2016. View full profile


Aaron Horrell (Past volunteer)

Aaron Horrell (Past volunteer)

Aaron Horrell was a Training Assistant at the Kairak Vudal Resource and Training Centre, Papua New Guinea. He was on a UniVol assignment which finished in December 2012.


Adrienne Gravatt (Past volunteer)

Adrienne Gravatt (Past volunteer)

Adrienne Gravatt was volunteering as a Project Management Adviser with the New Ireland Provincial Administration, Division of Planning and Policy, based in Kavieng. She completed her assignment in March 2016.


Ainslie Gee (Past volunteer)

Ainslie Gee (Past volunteer)

Ainslie Gee was volunteering as a Disability Centre Adviser at Callan Services. She completed her assignment in February 2013.


Alice Keeling (Past volunteer)

Alice Keeling was a Special Needs Programme Assistant on VSA’s UniVol programme, working at Callan Disability Services. She completed her assignment in December 2010.


Alison Holmes (Past volunteer)

Alison Holmes (Past volunteer)

Alison Holmes volunteered as Tertiary Education Adviser at the Kokopo Business College. She completed her assignment in February 2015. View full profile


Amanda Weaver (Past Volunteer)

Amanda Weaver (Past Volunteer)

Amanda Weaver was a Monitoring & Evaluation and Marketing Assistant at Kairak Vudal Resource and Training Centre (KVRTC), Papua New Guinea. She was on a UniVol assignment which finished in December 2012. View full profile


Andre Huguet (Past volunteer)

Andre Huguet (Past volunteer)

Andre Huguet was a Maintenance Adviser, working at Mahonia Na Dari. He completed his assignment in February 2013.


Anne Bradbury (Past volunteer)

Anne Bradbury (Past volunteer)

Anne Bradbury was volunteering as a Town/Physical Planning Adviser with the New Ireland Provincial Administration, Division of Lands and Physical Planning, based in Kavieng. She completed her assignment in December 2015.


Anthony Powell (Past volunteer)

Anthony Powell (Past volunteer)

Tony Powell was an ICT Adviser in schools run by the Seventh Day Adventist Mission (East New Britain/New Ireland Province). He completed his assignment in May 2014.


Ant Rewcastle (Past volunteer)

Ant Rewcastle (Past volunteer)

Ant Rewcastle was an Eco-Forestry Adviser at Toimtop Bio-Cultural Conservation (TBCCD), Papua New Guinea. He completed his assignment in September 2012. View full profile


Aramanu Ropiha

Aramanu Ropiha

Aramanu Ropiha is volunteering as a Management and Administration Adviser with East New Britain Counselling Services in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. Aramanu will complete her assignment in April 2018


Arnold Hawkins (Past volunteer)

Arnold Hawkins (Past volunteer)

Arnold Hawkins was volunteering as a Building and Maintenance Adviser at the National Fisheries College, based in Kavieng, PNG. He completed his assignment in December 2015. View full profile


Asinate Tikoca (Past volunteer)

Asinate Tikoca (Past volunteer)

Asinate Tikoca was volunteering as a Financial Management Adviser for Mahonia Na Dari in Kimbe (West New Britain, PNG). She completed her assignment in November 2014.


Bede Amarasekara

Bede Amarasekara

Bede Amarasekara is volunteering as a IT Adviser with the Gaulim Teachers College in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. Bede will complete his assignment in April 2018.


Bill Brett (Past volunteer)

Bill Brett (Past volunteer)

Bill Brett was on a three-month assignment as Payroll and Communications Adviser for the Catholic Diocese of Kimbe in West New Britain. He completed his assignment in April 2013.


Bridget Robinson (Past volunteer)

Bridget Robinson (Past volunteer)

Bridget Robinson was volunteering as a Financial Adviser at the National Fisheries College in Kavieng, PNG. She completed her assignment in June 2014.


Bruce Johnson (Past volunteer)

Bruce Johnson (Past volunteer)

Bruce Johnson was a Horticulture Adviser at the National Agricultural Research Institute in PNG. He completed his assignment in February 2011.


Bruce McPherson (Past volunteer)

Bruce McPherson (Past volunteer)

Bruce McPherson was a Finance and Management Adviser for Mahonia Na Dari, Papua New Guinea. He completed his assignment in February 2013. View full profile


Bruce McPherson (Past volunteer)

Bruce McPherson (Past volunteer)

Bruce McPherson volunteered as a a Financial Adviser at the National Fisheries College of Papua New Guinea. He completed his assignment in November 2015.


Christian Ablinger (Past volunteer)

Christian Ablinger (Past volunteer)

Christian Ablinger was volunteering as a Communications and Technical Adviser (Video and Sound) with the National Fisheries College in Papua New Guinea. He returned to New Zealand in February 2016.


Christine Schmidli

Christine Schmidli

Christine Schmidli is on assignment as Student Learning Support Coordinator (St Peter Chanel) with the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. She is accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer Kurt and they will return to New Zealand in March 2018.


David Jones (Past volunteer)

David Jones (Past volunteer)

Dr David Jones volunteered as a doctor at St Mary's Hospital in Kokopo, PNG, accompanied by his wife, Jean. He completed his assignment in January 2016.


Finn Egan

Finn Egan

Finn Egan is on a one year univol assignment as Student Learning Support Coordinator at Kabaleo Teacher's College in Papua New Guinea. He will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Gabrielle Banks (Past volunteer)

Gabrielle Banks (Past volunteer)

Gabrielle Banks was on UniVol assignment as Early Intervention Assistant with Callan Disability Services in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Gregory Seon (Past volunteer)

Gregory Seon was a Building & Carpentry Adviser working for the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea and accompanied by his wife, Terri. They returned to New Zealand in November 2012.


Izzy Eadie (Past volunteer)

Izzy Eadie (Past volunteer)

Izzy Eadie was working as Midwifery Facilitator for St Mary's Hospital in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. She finished up her assignment in February 2015.


Janet Milne (Past volunteer)

Janet Milne (Past volunteer)

Janet Milne was volunteering as a Doctor at St Mary's Hospital, Kokopo. She completed her short-term assignment in January 2012.


Janna Candy (Past volunteer)

Janna Candy (Past volunteer)

Janna Candy was a Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser at the Kairak Vudal Resource and Training Centre, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in December 2011. View full profile


Jenny Spencer (Past volunteer)

Jenny Spencer (Past volunteer)

Jenny Spencer worked as Human Resources Management Adviser for the Wide Bay Conservation Association in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, John. They returned to New Zealand in March 2014. View full profile


Jessica Bensemann (Past volunteer)

Jessica Bensemann (Past volunteer)

Jessica Bensemann volunteered as a Business Development Adviser working for Women and Youth in Agriculture, based in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in September 2013. View full profile


Jo Clearwater (Past volunteer)

Jo Clearwater (Past volunteer)

Jo was volunteering as an Agribusiness Marketing Adviser with the East New Britain Women and Youth in Agriculture Cooperative Society Association. She returned to New Zealand in May 2016.


Joe Dawson (Past volunteer)

Joe Dawson (Past volunteer)

Joe was volunteering as a Vocational Education Facilitator with the East New Britain Provincial Division of Education, based in Kokopo, PNG. He completed his assignment in November 2015.


John Spencer (Past volunteer)

John Spencer (Past volunteer)

John Spencer worked as File & Records Management Adviser for the Wide Bay Conservation Association in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Jenny. They returned to New Zealand in March 2014. View full profile


Julia O'Connor (Past volunteer)

Julia O'Connor was a Legal Adviser at Live & Learn Environmental Education Inc., Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in February 2012.


Kelly Larsen (Past volunteer)

Kelly Larsen (Past volunteer)

Kelly Larsen was on a three-month assignment working as an MYOB (Access Database) Trainer with the National Fisheries College in Kokopo. She completed her assignment in May 2013.


Kevin Bird (Past volunteer)

Kevin Bird (Past volunteer)

Kevin was a Business Management Adviser at Pomio Potonpaga Group, Papua New Guinea. He was accompanied by his wife Colleen. He completed his assignment in April 2013.


Kurt Schmidli

Kurt Schmidli

Kurt Schmidli is on assignment as Management Adviser with Callan Disability Services in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. He is accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer Christine and they will return to New Zealand in March 2018.


Laura Barnett (Past volunteer)

Laura Barnett (Past volunteer)

Laura was on UniVol assignment as a Student Peer Advocate Programme Assistant with Kabaleo Teachers Training College, based in Kokopo, PNG. She completed her assignment in December 2015.


Lorena de la Torre (Past volunteer)

Lorena de la Torre (Past volunteer)

Lorena de la Torre volunteered as a Vocational Education Adviser with the East New Britain Provincial Division of Education in PNG. She completed her assignment in July 2015


Lucy Dodds (Past volunteer)

Lucy Dodds (Past volunteer)

Lucy Dodds volunteered as an HR Admin Systems Adviser with Nusa Island Retreat in New Ireland. She completed her assignment in October 2015.


Michelle Hitchcock (past volunteer)

Michelle Hitchcock (past volunteer)

Michelle Hitchcock was a Project Officer on VSA's UniVol programme, working at KVRTC, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in December 2011. View full profile


Mike Stewart (Past volunteer)

Mike Stewart (Past volunteer)

Mike Stewart was a Teacher Trainer at the Vunapope International Primary School, Papua New Guinea. He completed his assignment in October 2013. View full profile


Norah Riddick

Norah Riddick

Norah Riddick is volunteering as a Physio/OT & Administrative Adviser at Callan Services for Persons with Disabilities, based in Kavieng, PNG. She will complete her assignment in September 2017.


Robert Algar

Robert Algar is volunteering as a Commercial Fishing Adviser with the National Fisheries College of Papua New Guinea. He will complete his assignment in September 2016.


Rob Francis (Past volunteer)

Rob Francis (Past volunteer)

Rob Francis volunteered as a Community Development Adviser with the Division of Community Development, based in Kavieng. He was accompanied by his partner, Marion Beintmann. They returned to New Zealand in December 2015.


Rosie Paterson (Past volunteer)

Rosie Paterson (Past volunteer)

Rosie Paterson was on UniVol assignment as Projects Assistant for the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul in Kokopo, PNG. She completed her assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Sam Mehrtens (Past volunteer)

Sam Mehrtens (Past volunteer)

Sam was on UniVol assignment as a Student Sport Programme Assistant with Kabaleo Teachers Training College, based in Kokopo, PNG. He completed his assignment in December 2015.


Susan Kelly (Past volunteer)

Susan Kelly (Past volunteer)

Susan Kelly was a Management and Administration Adviser at the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in December 2012. View full profile


Vernette Roberts (Past volunteer)

Vernette Roberts (Past volunteer)

Vernette Roberts volunteered as Management and Administration Adviser (Disabilities) with Callan Services in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. She completed her assignment in August 2014. View full profile


Adele Cubitt (past volunteer)

Adele Cubitt worked as a Legal Adviser (Research) at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in July 2011. View full profile


Bryce McGowan (Past volunteer)

Bryce McGowan (Past volunteer)

Bryce McGowan volunteered as a Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Adviser at World Vision Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in May 2013. View full profile


Celia Burton (Past volunteer)

Celia Burton (Past volunteer)

Celia Burton was a Training Adviser at Kolombangara Forest Products Limited (KFPL) in the Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in September 2012. View full profile


Daphne Smithers

Daphne Smithers

Daphne Smithers has been placed as a Library Adviser with Honiara City Council (HCC) in the Solomon Islands. She will complete her assignment in November 2017.


Elizabeth Rudd (Past volunteer)

Elizabeth Rudd (Past volunteer)

Elizabeth was on UniVol assignment as an Environment Officer with the Honiara City Council. She completed her assignment in December 2015.


Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon has been placed as a Advocacy & Communications Adviser with World Vision in the Solomon Islands. She will complete her assignment in October 2016. View full profile


Finbar Kiddle (Past volunteer)

Finbar Kiddle (Past volunteer)

Finbar was volunteering as Physical Planner to the Guadalcanal Provincial Government, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He was accompanied by his partner and fellow volunteer, Susan Rawles. He returned to New Zealand in April 2016.


Frances Brixey

Frances Brixey

Frances Brixey has been placed as a Office Management Adviser with Ministry of Education, Human Resources and Development in the Solomon Islands. She will complete her assignment in May 2016.


Gabrielle Chin

Gabrielle Chin

Gabrielle Chin is volunteering as a Legal Adviser with the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. She will complete her assignment in August 2016.


Gary King (Past volunteer)

Gary King (Past volunteer)

Gary King was a Management Adviser at ACMCA, SCA, and The Nature Conservancy in the Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in August 2012. View full profile


Jacob Fleming (Past volunteer)

Jacob Fleming (Past volunteer)

Jacob volunteered as a Tourism Adviser at the Ropiko Beach Resort, based in Western Province, Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in December 2015.


John Verry (Past volunteer)

John Verry (Past volunteer)

John Verry was volunteering as a Legal Adviser with Honiara City Council. He returned to New Zealand in May 2016.


Jo Slater (Past volunteer)

Jo Slater (Past volunteer)

Jo Slater was volunteering as a School Nutrition Adviser with the Isabel Education Authority, based in Buala, Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in August 2015.


Kay Dawson (Past volunteer)

Kay Dawson (Past volunteer)

Kay volunteered as an Education Authority Adviser with the Isabel Provincial Education Authority in the Solomon Islands. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Les. They completed their assignments in September 2015. View full profile


Ken Lewis (Past volunteer)

Ken Lewis (Past volunteer)

Ken Lewis volunteered as Communications Adviser with The Nature Conservancy in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He will completed his assignment in September 2014. View full profile


Kylie Enoka (Past volunteer)

Kylie Enoka (Past volunteer)

Kylie Enoka was on UniVol assignment as Projects/Communications Assistant for the Young Women's Christian Association programme Sistas Savve in Honiara. She completed her assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Laurie Williams (Past volunteer)

Laurie Williams  (Past volunteer)

Laurie Williams was a Principal Adviser at the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) at King George VI High School in the Solomon Islands. He returned to New Zealand in November 2012. View full profile


Les Dawson (Past volunteer)

Les Dawson (Past volunteer)

Les volunteered as a Financial Management Adviser with the Isabel Education Authority in the Solomon Islands. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Kay. They completed their assignments in September 2015. View full profile


Lindsay Gault

Lindsay Gault

Lindsay Gault is on assignment as a IT Adviser with the Isabel Provincial Government in Buala, Santa Ysabel in Solomon Islands. He is accompanied by his wife Barbara and they will return to New Zealand in April 2017.


Melanie Phillips (Past volunteer)

Melanie Phillips (Past volunteer)

Melanie Phillips was a Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in May 2014. View full profile


Rebecca Barclay

Rebecca Barclay

Rebecca Barclay has been placed as a Communications Adviser with Honiara City Council in the Solomon Islands. She will complete her assignment in October 2017.


Renee Yap (past volunteer)

Renee Yap (past volunteer)

Renee Yap worked as a Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening in the Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in August 2011. View full profile


Simon James (Past volunteer)

Simon James (Past volunteer)

Simon James was a Road Works Adviser at the Ministry of Infrastructure & Development in the Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in February 2013. View full profile


Sophie Egden (Past volunteer)

Sophie Egden (Past volunteer)

Sophie Egden was a Legal Adviser at Temotu Provincial Government in the Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in June 2012. View full profile


Steve Carter (Past volunteer)

Steve Carter (Past volunteer)

Steve Carter was an Education Authority Adviser at Makira Ulawa Provincial Education in the Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in July 2012. View full profile


Steven Smith (Past volunteer)

Steven Smith (Past volunteer)

Steven Smith was volunteering as Business Coach / Mentor to the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise. He completed his assignment in April 2016.


Susan Rawles (Past volunteer)

Susan Rawles (Past volunteer)

Susan was volunteering as an Urban Planner with the Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands. She was accompanied by her partner and fellow volunteer, Finbar Kiddle. They returned to New Zealand in April 2016.


Susan Sotheran (Past volunteer)

Susan Sotheran (Past volunteer)

Susan was volunteering as a School Leader Mentor with the Choiseul Education Authority, based in Taro, Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in April 2016.


Polynesia


Charles Inggs

 Charles Inggs

Charles Inggs is volunteering as a Strategic Planning and Policy Adviser with Infrastructure Cook Islands, based in Rarotonga. He will complete his assignment in September 2017. View full profile


Katherine Dorofaeff

Katherine Dorofaeff

Katherine Dorofaeff is volunteering as a Planning and Policy Adviser working with the Office of the Prime Minister, based in Rarotonga. She will complete her assignment September 2017.


Linda Te Kowhai Ohia

Linda Te Kowhai Ohia

Linda is volunteering as Training Adviser (Tertiary Education) to the Ministry of Education, based in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. She will complete her assignment in January 2017.


Pauline Dennehy

Pauline Dennehy

Pauline Dennehy is volunteering as a Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist working with the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association, based in Rarotonga. She is accompanied by her partner Mike Tate and will complete her assignment September 2016.


Andrew Raven (Past volunteer)

Andrew Raven (Past volunteer)

Andrew was volunteering as a Psychologist Trainer with Te Meeria Mental Health, based in Tarawa, Kiribati. He completed his assignment in June 2016.


Birnie Duthie (Past volunteer)

Birnie Duthie (Past volunteer)

Birnie Duthie was an English as a Second Language Trainer at the Marine Training Centre, Kiribati. He completed his assignment in May 2013. View full profile


Frances Hermann (Past volunteer)

Frances Hermann (Past volunteer)

Frances was volunteering as a Primary Teacher Mentor with the Kiribati Ministry of Education. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, John. They returned to New Zealand in June 2016.


John Hermann (Past volunteer)

John Hermann (Past volunteer)

John was volunteering as a Lands Surveyor Trainer with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in Kiribati. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Frances. They returned to New Zealand in June 2016.


Matthew Wenborn

Matthew Wenborn

Matthew Wenborn is volunteering as a Water and Sanitation Engineer with the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities in Kiribati. He will complete his assignment in March 2017.


Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Peter Ward is volunteering as a Land Valuation Adviser with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development based in Tarawa, Kiribati. He will complete his assignment in June 2016.


Roslyn Clarke (Past volunteer)

Roslyn Clarke (Past volunteer)

Roslyn Clarke volunteered as Water and Sanitation Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities in Tarawa, Kiribati. She completed her assignment in October 2015. View full profile


Shifani Sood (Past volunteer)

Shifani Sood (Past volunteer)

Shifani volunteered as an Urban Planning Advisor with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development in Tarawa, Kiribati. She returned to New Zealand in September 2015. View full profile


Val Duthie (Past volunteer)

Val Duthie (Past volunteer)

Val Duthie was an English as a Second Language Trainer at the Marine Training Centre, Kiribati. She completed her assignment in May 2013. View full profile


Warwick Brunton

Warwick Brunton

Warwick Brunton is volunteering as a Nursing School Principal Mentor with the Kiribati School of Nursing based in Tarawa, Kiribati. He is accompanied by his wife Shirley and will complete his assignment in September 2016.


Achim Brinkmann (Past volunteer)

Achim Brinkmann (Past volunteer)

Achim Brinkmann worked as an Infrastructure Advisor with Farmers Samoa Incorporated. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Doris. They completed their assignments in November 2013. View full profile


Andrew Postles

Andrew Postles

Andy is volunteering as a Veterinarian Adviser with the Animal Protection Society based in Upolu, Samoa. He is accompanied by his wife, Johanna. They will return to New Zealand in June 2016.


Bruce Usher

Bruce Usher

Bruce is volunteering as a Database Adviser with the Samoa Victim Support Group based in Apia, Samoa. He is accompanied by his partner, Dagmar. They will return to New Zealand in August 2016.


Catherine Alderson

Catherine Alderson

Catherine is one of our UniVols, volunteering as an Administrative Support Officer with the Samoa Cancer Society based in Apia, Samoa. She will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Doris Brinkmann (Past volunteer)

Doris Brinkmann (Past volunteer)

Doris Brinkmann volunteered as Office Management Adviser with Farmers Samoa Inc. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Achim. They returned to New Zealand in November 2013. View full profile


Ellen Humphries

Ellen Humphries

Ellen is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Event Support Officer with the Samoa Tourism Authority based in Upolu, Samoa. She will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Gareth Popplestone (Past volunteer)

Gareth Popplestone was volunteering as a Manufacturing Process Adviser with the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters. He completed his assignment in March 2016.


Henrietta McNeill (Past volunteer)

Henrietta McNeill (Past volunteer)

Henrietta was volunteering as a Policy and Administration Adviser to the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters, based in Apia. She completed her assignment in March 2016.


Ian Frayling

Ian Frayling

Ian Frayling is volunteering as a Counselling Adviser for the Samoa Victim Support Group. He is accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer Maureen and will complete his assignment in February 2018.


Jacky Fuller (Past volunteer)

Jacky Fuller (Past volunteer)

Jacky Fuller was a Business Adviser (Adult Education) at SBEC, Samoa. She completed her assignment in April 2014. View full profile


Jacob Stowers (Past volunteer)

Jacob Stowers (Past volunteer)

Jacob Stowers was volunteering as a Business Adviser (Adult Education) at the Small Business Enterprise Centre in Apia, Samoa. He completed his assignment in November 2015.


Jessica Thompson (Past volunteer)

Jessica Thompson (Past volunteer)

Jessica was on UniVol assignment as an Event Support Officer with the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, based in Apia, Samoa. She completed her assignment in July 2015.


Jo Bowden (Past volunteer)

Jo Bowden (Past volunteer)

Jo Bowden was on a short-term, two-week assignment as a Disabilities Adviser for Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities in Apia. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Warwick.


John Marsh (Past volunteer)

John Marsh (Past volunteer)

John was volunteering as a Landscaping Adviser with the Samoa Tourism Authority, based in Apia. He completed his assignment in January 2016.


Jo McKenzie

Jo McKenzie

Jo McKenzie is volunteering as a Horticulture Project Adviser for the Lalomalava Development Trust (LDT) in Samoa. She is accompanied by her husband Andy and will complete her assignment in November 2017.


Kate Payne

Kate Payne

Kate is volunteering as a Tourism Adviser to the Samoa Hotels Association, based in Apia. She will complete her assignment in March 2017.


Kathryn Bilbe

Kathryn Bilbe

Kathryn is volunteering as a Special Education Adviser with Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities, based in Apia, Samoa. She will complete her assignment in July 2017.


Ken Wong (Past volunteer)

Ken Wong (Past volunteer)

Ken Wong worked as a Scientific Research Adviser with the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa. He completed his assignment in November 2014. View full profile


Maureen Frayling

Maureen Frayling

Maureen Frayling is volunteering as a Counselling Adviser for the Samoa Victim Support Group. She is accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer Ian and will complete her assignment in February 2018.


Robyn Metzger

Robyn Metzger

Robyn Metzger is volunteering as a Tourism Marketing Adviser for the Savai'i Samoa Tourism Association in Samoa. She will complete her assignment in December 2017.


Seini (Jini) Petelo (Past volunteer)

Seini (Jini) Petelo (Past volunteer)

Jini was on UniVol assignment as an Event Support Officer with the Samoa Tourism Authority, based in Apia. She completed her assignment in December 2015.


Thoraya Abdul-Rassol

Thoraya Abdul-Rassol

Thoraya Abdul-Rassol is on a one year assignment as Support Officer with the Samoa Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC). She will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Warwick Bowden (Past volunteer)

Warwick Bowden (Past volunteer)

Warwick Bowden was on a short-term, three-week assignment as a Disabilities Adviser for Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities in Samoa. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Jo.


Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson has been placed as a Horticulture Adviser with the Nishi Foundation in Tonga. He will complete his assignment in November 2016.


Fay Moorfield (past volunteer)

Fay Moorfield (past volunteer)

Fay Moorfield was on a short-term volunteering assignment as Marketing Adviser with the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre. She completed her assignment in August 2014. View full profile


Fiona Cleland (Past volunteer)

Fiona Cleland (Past volunteer)

Fiona Cleland volunteered as a Project and Office Management Adviser with the Ministry of Infrastructure in Nuku'alofa. She completed her assignment in May 2015. View full profile


Kerry Killorn

Kerry Killorn

Kerry is volunteering as a Veterinarian with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries, based in Tongatapu. He is accompanied by his partner, Gunver Fridell. He will complete his assignment in January 2017.


Lesley Young

Lesley Young

Lesley is volunteering as a Crisis Centre Adviser at the Women and Children Crisis Centre based in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. She will complete her assignment in September 2016.


Peter Blinkhorne

Peter Blinkhorne

Peter Blinkhorne is on his 7th assignment for VSA, this time volunteering as a Business Development Adviser for the Tonga National Youth Congress. He will complete his assignment in December 2016


Steffen Gnatzy

Steffen Gnatzy

Steffen Gnatzy has been placed as a Business Adviser with the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) in Tonga. He is accompanied by his wife Dagmar and will complete his assignment in November 2016.


Steve Hales

Steve Hales

Steve Hales is volunteering as a Marketing and Business Development Adviser with the Ministry of Commerce and Labour, based in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He will complete his assignment in August 2017. View full profile. View full profile


Louise Thornley (Past volunteer)

Louise Thornley (Past volunteer)

Louise Thornley volunteered as Tobacco Control Policy Adviser with the Tokelau Department of Health. She was accompanied by her partner, Joe Wilson, and completed her assignment in December 2015.


Joanna Bowden

Joanna Bowden

Joanna Bowden is volunteering as a Special Education Advisor with the Department of Education based in Niue.  She is accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer Warwick. They will complete their assignments in July 2016.        SDGs related to the assignment    sdg4 sdg8 sdg10     View full profile


Warwick Bowden

Warwick Bowden

Warwick Bowden is volunteering as a Special Education Advisor with the Department of Education based in Niue.  He is accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer Joanna. They will complete their assignments in July 2016.        SDGs related to the assignment    sdg4 sdg8 sdg10     View full profile


Asia


Ken Wong (past volunteer)

Ken Wong (past volunteer)

Ken Wong worked as a Science Faculty Adviser at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. He completed that assignment in September 2011. He is now on a new assignment in Samoa as a Scientific Research Adviser with the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa... View full profile


Alastair Gordon

Alastair Gordon

Alastair is volunteering as a Marketing Advisor with the Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial based in Dili, Timor-Leste, working in the economic development sector. He is accompanied by his partner and fellow volunteer Helen Reynolds and they will return to New Zealand in September...


Amanda Patterson (Past volunteer)

Amanda Patterson (Past volunteer)

Amanda Patterson volunteered as a Programme Management Adviser with HAFOTI, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in June 2015. View full profile


Andrew Smith (Past volunteer)

Andrew Smith (Past volunteer)

Andrew Smith worked as a Database Development Trainer at BELUN in Timor-Leste. He completed his assignment in November 2012. View full profile


Aubrey Kirkpatrick (Past volunteer)

Aubrey Kirkpatrick (Past volunteer)

Aubrey was volunteering as a Library Adviser to Centro Treinamentu Integral no Desenvolvimento Collegio in Baucau, Timor-Leste. She was accompanied by her partner, Ian Auld. They returned to New Zealand in September 2015. View full profile


Birgit Hermann

Birgit Hermann

Birgit Hermann is volunteering as a Project Management Adviser for Empreza Di'ak in Timor-Leste. She will complete her assignment in December 2016


Caroline Phillips (Past volunteer)

Caroline Phillips (Past volunteer)

Caroline Phillips volunteered as Tourism Training Adviser with Sentru Treinamentu Vokasional Juventude (STVJ) Comoro. She was accompanied by her partner Walter and completed her assignment in October 2015.


Christine O’Gorman (Past volunteer)

Christine O’Gorman (Past volunteer)

Christine volunteered as an Administration and Finance Adviser for Sentru Treinamentu Vokasional Juventude Comorro, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in October 2015.


David Lowe

David Lowe

David is volunteering as Mentor to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Timor-Leste, based in Dili. He will complete his assignment in November 2016. View full profile


Del Bovill

Del Bovill

Delwyn (Del) Bovill is volunteering as a Resource Centre Management Adviser at The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room in Dili, Timor-Leste. She is accompanied by her husband, Anthony. She will complete her assignment in November 2016.


Dorothy Culloty (Past volunteer)

Dorothy Culloty (Past volunteer)

Dorothy Culloty worked as a Management Adviser for Movimento Cooperativo Economico-Agricola, an organisation working with farmers in Timor-Leste. She was accompanied by her husband, Kees Sprengers. They returned to New Zealand in December 2013. View full profile


Gerda Pentinga (eVolunteer)

Gerda Pentinga (eVolunteer)

Gerda Pentinga is evolunteering as an English Language Resource Development Adviser with the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) in Timor-Leste. She will complete her assignment in June 2016.


Herman van Gessel

Herman van Gessel

Herman van Gessel is volunteering as a Finance Mentor with CC Business Solutions based in Dili, Timor-Leste. He will complete his assignment in July 2017.


Joris de Vocht (Past volunteer)

Joris de Vocht (Past volunteer)

Joris was volunteering as a Micro Business Adviser with Empreza Di'ak, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. He completed his assignment in March 2016.


Joshua Brooks (Past volunteer)

Joshua Brooks (Past volunteer)

Joshua Brooks was volunteering as a Database Adviser with Belun in Dili, Timor-Leste. He completed his assignment in April 2016.


Julia Sherriff (Past volunteer)

Julia Sherriff (Past volunteer)

Julia Sherriff worked as an Early Childhood Programme Adviser for ChildFund based in Dili. She completed her assignment in December 2014. View full profile


Julianne Sanders (Past volunteer)

Julianne Sanders (Past volunteer)

Julianne Sanders volunteered as a Strategic Development and Business Mentor for Fo Naroman in Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in March 2015. View full profile


Kahukura Bennett (Past volunteer)

Kahukura Bennett (Past volunteer)

Kahukura was on UniVol assignment as an Assistant Technician (Agriculture and Natural Resources) with World Vision Timor-Leste, based in Dili. She completed her assignment in February 2016.


Lisa Vitasovich (Past Volunteer)

Lisa Vitasovich (Past Volunteer)

Lisa Vitasovich is a MYOB & Finance Systems Trainer at the Dili Institute of Technology, Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in November 2012. View full profile


Maria Manaton (Past volunteer)

Maria Manaton (Past volunteer)

Marian Manaton was volunteering as Finance and Admin Adviser with Belun, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in May 2016.


Rachel Hutchison

Rachel Hutchison

Rachel is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Library and Museum Assistant with Xanana Gusmao Reading Room, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Rebecca Sim

Rebecca Sim

Rebecca is one of our UniVols, volunteering as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant with World Vision, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She will return to New Zealand in December 2016.


Shelley Sutherland (Past volunteer)

Shelley Sutherland (Past volunteer)

Shelley was volunteering as Human Resource Development Manager at the Dili Institute of Technology. She returned to New Zealand in September 2015.


Sue Lancaster (Past volunteer)

Sue Lancaster (Past volunteer)

Sue was volunteering as Management Adviser at Ba Futuru, based in Dili, Timor-Leste. She was accompanied by her partner, Geoff Mein. They returned to New Zealand in June 2016.


Tanya Wilkinson (Past volunteer)

Tanya Wilkinson (Past volunteer)

Tanya Wilkinson was a Marketing Adviser, working at Hamahon Feto Timor, Timor-Leste. She completed her assignment in September 2012. View full profile


Tennant Fenton

Tennant Fenton

Tennant Fenton is a VSA volunteer working as a Horticultural Adviser with Josephina Farm in Dili, Timor-Leste. He will finish his assignment in October 2016.


Tim Ballagh (Past volunteer)

Tim Ballagh was volunteering as a Small Business Development Adviser with Many Hands International, based in Lospalos, Timor-Leste. He completed his assignment in December 2015.


Walter Lee (Past volunteer)

Walter Lee (Past volunteer)

Walter Lee worked as an English Language Adviser for the Dili Institute of Technology. He completed his assignment in July 2015. View full profile


Helen Reynolds

Helen Reynolds

Helen Reynolds is volunteering as a Sales and Marketing Adviser with Hamahon Feto Timor (HAFOTI) in Timor-Leste. She is accompanied by her partner and fellow volunteer Alastair Gordon and they will return to New Zealand in September 2017.


Ken McIntyre (past volunteer)

Ken McIntyre was an English Language Teacher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs. He completed his assignment in December 2010. View full profile


Africa


Anna Reid (past volunteer)

Anna Reid worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer on VSA’s UniVol programme, working at Restless Development in South Africa. She completed her assignment in December 2010. View full profile


Victoria Gregory (past volunteer)

Victoria Gregory (past volunteer)

Victoria Gregory is a Community and Resource Centre Manager at Umtata Child Abuse Resource Centre in Mthatha, South Africa. Before leaving New Zealand she was working with Government agencies on a gender pay and employment equity project in Wellington. She completes her assignment in December... View full profile


Chandni Bedhesi (past volunteer)

Chandni Bedhesi (past volunteer)

Chandni Bedhesi worked as a Primary/Intermediate Teacher Trainer at the Kara Counselling and Training Trust in Zambia. She completed her assignment in August 2011. View full profile


Kusal Perera (past volunteer)

Kusal Perera (past volunteer)

Kusal Perera worked as a Marketing Development Adviser at Tanganyika Farmers Association in Tanzania. He completed his assignment in August 2011. View full profile


John Collie (past volunteer)

John Collie worked as a Farm Management Adviser at Leguruki/King’ori Education Centre in Tanzania. John was accompanied by his wife Sunja. He completed his assignment in October 2011. View full profile


Nicholas Latty (past volunteer)

Nicholas Latty worked as a Communication and Project Writing Adviser on VSA’s UniVol programme, working at Malezi AIDS Care Awareness Organisation in Tanzania. He completed his assignment in December 2010. View full profile


Anne Perera (Past volunteer)

Anne Perera was a Food and Nutrition Adviser at Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) in Tanzania. Before leaving New Zealand she was working as a Business Development and Compliance Manager with Fresh Direct based in Auckland. She completed her assignment in July 2012. View full profile


VSA Partnerships Programme


Nicholas Coyne

Nicholas Coyne

Nicholas Coyne is volunteering as a Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser for Save The Children, Nepal, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He is accompanied by his partner Ainsley Down. Nicholas will complete his assignment in September 2016.


Alia Bloom

Alia Bloom

Alia is volunteering as the Ending Violence Against Women Programme Coordinator with UN Women as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She is based in Suva, Fiji, and will complete her assignment in May 2016.


Allanah Kidd

Allanah Kidd

Allanah Kidd is volunteering as a Climate Change Programme Officer with UN Women, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She is based in Suva, Fiji, and will complete her assignment in May 2017.


Ayako Ioroi (Past volunteer)

Ayako Ioroi (Past volunteer)

Ayako Ioroi volunteered as Programme Coordinator (Ending Violence Against Women and Girls) with UN Women, as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. Her assignment concluded in December 2015.


Bob Macfarlane (Past volunteer)

Bob Macfarlane (Past volunteer)

Bob Macfarlane was a World Vision/VSA volunteer working as a Marketing Adviser for World Vision PNG in Arawa, Bougainville. Bob was accompanied by his wife, Tiki. He finished his assignment in August 2014. View full profile


Bronwyn Hale

Bronwyn Hale

Bronwyn Hale is volunteering as a Family Planning and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist for the Vanuatu Family Health Association as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She is based in Port Vila and will complete her assignment in October 2016.


Bruce Johnson (Past volunteer)

Bruce Johnson (Past volunteer)

Bruce Johnson was a World Vision/VSA volunteer working as an Agricultural Business Development Adviser for World Vision PNG as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He finished his assignment in November 2014.


Bryn Pearson (Past volunteer)

Bryn Pearson (Past volunteer)

Bryn Pearson was volunteering as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development in the Solomon Islands as part of the VSA Partnerships / Downer Young Professionals Programme. He completed his assignment in May 2016.


Chris Donnelly (Past volunteer)

Chris Donnelly (Past volunteer)

Chris Donnelly volunteered in Vanuatu as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He was a Planning Adviser with the Penama Provincial Government and returned to New Zealand in December 2014.


Chris Gaskin (Past volunteer)

Chris Gaskin (Past volunteer)

Chris was a Bird Expert with Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos (the Galapagos National Park Service), as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He was accompanied by his partner and fellow volunteer Karen Baird. They completed their assignments in August 2014.


Chris Leather (Past volunteer)

Chris Leather (Past volunteer)

Chris Leather was a World Vision/VSA volunteer working in Bougainville as a Grants Field Officer for World Vision PNG as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships programme. She completed her assignment in October 2014. View full profile


Claire Davies (Past volunteer)

Claire Davies (Past volunteer)

Claire Davies was a Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist with the Vanuatu Family Health Association, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She completed her assignment in September 2015.


Ellie van Baaren (Past volunteer)

Ellie van Baaren (Past volunteer)

Ellie van Baaren volunteered as a Regional Communications and Media Specialist with UN Women in Fiji's Multi-Country Office as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She was based in Suva, Fiji and completed her assignment in March 2016. View full profile


Fiona Morris

Fiona Morris

Fiona is volunteering as the Markets for Change Communications and Monitoring Officer for UN Women in Vanuatu, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She is accompanied by her partner and fellow volunteer, Murray Lloyd. She will complete her assignment in May 2017.


Fraser Sherson (Past volunteer)

Fraser Sherson (Past volunteer)

Fraser Sherson was on a short-term volunteer assignment as an Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, based in Honiara. He was part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme and completed his assignment in September 2015.


Grace Savage (Past volunteer)

Grace Savage (Past volunteer)

Grace Savage was volunteering as a Grants Field Officer with World Vision Vanuatu as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. She completed her assignment in August 2015.


Grahame Roberts (Past volunteer)

Grahame Roberts was a VSA/Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteer working as a Block Leader for Habitat for Humanity New Zealand as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He was based in Nepal and completed his assignment in November 2014.


Grainne Blount (Past volunteer)

Grainne Blount (Past volunteer)

Grainne volunteered as Infrastructure Adviser to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. She completed her assignment in June 2015.


Ian Hay (Past volunteer)

Ian Hay (Past volunteer)

Ian Hay was volunteering as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He was working as an Architect Adviser with the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening in the Solomon Islands. He completed his assignment in October 2013.


Jane Rutledge (Past volunteer)

Jane Rutledge (Past volunteer)

Jane Rutledge was a World Vision/VSA volunteer working as a Marketing Adviser with World Vision Vanuatu as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships programme. She completed her assignment in December 2013. View full profile


Jim Dowman (Past volunteer)

Jim Dowman was a VSA/Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteer, working as a Team Leader in Samoa. He completed his assignment in September 2013.


Julian Heyes (Past volunteer)

Julian Heyes (Past volunteer)

Julian Heyes was on a short-term, two-week assignment as Partnership Development Adviser at the Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre (VARTC) through the VSA Partnerships programme. He completed his assignment in May 2013.


Karen Baird (Past volunteer)

Karen was a Bird Expert volunteering with Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos (the Galapagos National Park Service), as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She was accompanied by her partner and fellow volunteer Chris Gaskin. They completed their assignments in August 2014.


Kelvin Hewetson (Past volunteer)

Kelvin Hewetson (Past volunteer)

Kelvin Hewetson was on a short-term assignment as Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme. He completed his assignment in December 2014.


Keziah George (Past volunteer)

Keziah George (Past volunteer)

Keziah George was a Downer cadet volunteer with the VSA Partnerships Programme, as an Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education, Human Resources and Development. She completed her assignment in August 2014.


Kylie Enoka (Past volunteer)

Kylie Enoka (Past volunteer)

Kylie Enoka was working as a Grants Field Officer with World Vision Solomon Islands as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She finished her assignment in November 2015


Laura Burke

Laura Burke

Laura is volunteering as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She is based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and will complete her assignment in August 2016


Laura Cleary (Past volunteer)

Laura Cleary was working as a VSA volunteer with IREACH Partnership and Resource Mobilisation for the UN Women Pacific Sub-Regional Office. She was based in Fiji and completed her assignment in May 2015.


Lauren Hart (Past volunteer)

Lauren Hart (Past volunteer)

Lauren was a Telephone Counselling Adviser working with ChildFund Papua New Guinea, based in Port Moresby. Lauren's assignment was part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme and she completed her assignment in November 2015.


Margi Martin

Margi Martin

Margi is volunteering as an Education Adviser with World Vision’s Country Programme Office, based in Honiara. She is part of the VSA Partnerships Programme and is accompanied by her husband, Ken. They will return to New Zealand in January 2017.


Mark Chambers (Past volunteer)

Mark Chambers was on a six-month assignment as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He was working as an Information Management Adviser with the Bougainville Inward Investment Bureau and completed his assignment in April 2014.


Marni Gilbert (Past volunteer)

Marni Gilbert (Past volunteer)

Marni Gilbert volunteered as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. She worked as a Project and Communications Officer for UN Women. She completed her assignment in November 2015.


Martin Child

Martin Child

Martin Child is a VSA Partnerships Programme volunteer. He is the "Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific" Programme Coordinator for the UN Women Pacific Sub-Regional Office in Fiji. He is accompanied by his wife, Amy. His assignment will end in July 2016.


Max Diffey (Past volunteer)

Max Diffey was a VSA/Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteer, working as a Block Leader and Team Leader in Samoa as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He will complete his assignment in September 2013.


Moniek Kindred (Past volunteer)

Moniek Kindred (Past volunteer)

Moniek Kindred was a World Vision volunteer as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. She was working with World Vision PNG as a Food Security and Nutrition Adviser, based in Buka, Bougainville and her assignment concluded in May 2015.


Nicholas Hay (Past volunteer)

Nicholas Hay (Past volunteer)

Nick Hay was volunteering as a Coastal Fisheries Scientist with the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, based in Nauru as part of the VSA Partners Programme. He completed his assignment in October 2015.


Nimal Siripala (Past volunteer)

Nimal Siripala (Past volunteer)

Nimal was on a short-term volunteer assignment as Finance and Investment Adviser to the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He completed his assignment in October 2015.


Olivia Owen (Past volunteer)

Olivia Owen (Past volunteer)

Olivia Owen volunteered as Inter-agency Initiatives Coordinator with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office. She was accompanied by her partner, Tim Noble. She completed her assignment in June 2015. View full profile


Peter Brown (Past volunteer)

Peter Brown (Past volunteer)

Peter Brown was a VSA/World Vision volunteer working as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Adviser as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Elizabeth and completed his assignment in October 2015. View full profile


Peter Gearing (Past volunteer)

Peter Gearing (Past volunteer)

Peter is on a short-term, three-month assignment as a Plumber/Drain-layer with ADRA Vanuatu, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He will complete his assignment in March 2015.


Rachel Skeates (Past volunteer)

Rachel Skeates (Past volunteer)

Rachel was a World Vision/VSA volunteer as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. She was working as a Grants Field Officer with World Vision Solomon Islands, based in Honiara. She completed her assignment in May 2014.


Roanna Salunga

Roanna Salunga

Roanna Salunga is volunteering as a Water Engineer with the Office of the Prime Minister in Rarotonga, Cook Islands as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. She will complete her assignment in August 2016.


Sam Charlick (Past volunteer)

Sam Charlick (Past volunteer)

Sam Charlick was volunteering as an Infrastructure Adviser with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He completed his assignment in December 2015.


Sean Toland (Past volunteer)

Sean Toland (Past volunteer)

Sean Toland was volunteering as a Geotechnical Engineer (landfill) with Sanma Provincial Council and Luganville Municipal Council in Vanuatu as part of the VSA Partnerships programme. He completed his assignment in July 2014.


Simon Bloomberg

Simon Bloomberg

Simon is volunteering as a Geotechnical Adviser to the Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources (DGMWR) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, based in Vanuatu. He is part of the VSA Partnerships Programme and will complete his assignment in 2017


Simon Trotter (Past volunteer)

Simon Trotter (Past volunteer)

Simon Trotter was a Downer cadet volunteer with the VSA Partnerships Programme. He was an Infrastructure Adviser in the Solomon Islands and completed his assignment in June 2014.


Sue Marshall (Past volunteer)

Sue Marshall (Past volunteer)

Sue was volunteering as a Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist with the Kiribati Family Health Association, based in Tarawa as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. Sue returned to New Zealand in June 2016.


Tennant Fenton (Past volunteer)

Tennant Fenton (Past volunteer)

Tennant Fenton worked as a Marketing Adviser with World Vision Timor-Leste, as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships programme. He finished his assignment in September 2015 and took up a new volunteer role in Timor-Leste.


Trevor Gatland

Trevor Gatland

Trevor is volunteering as a Water and Sanitation Adviser with World Vision Timor-Leste, as part of the VSA Partnerships Programme. He is accompanied by his wife, Alison, and is based in Baucau, Timor-Leste. They will return to New Zealand in February 2017.


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